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Can't make it to Coventry?  Have a look at some of the other flash fiction events happening in the UK on or around National Flash Fiction Day.

Northern Flash Fiction Reading Series
A celebration of the very short story form

Date and Time: Saturday 15th June 2019, 7.30 – 9.00
Venue: Cakes and Ale, 17-19 Castle Street, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 8SY

Saturday 15th June is National Flash Fiction Day. To celebrate, Meg Pokrass and Barbara Renel will be reading from two new publications: the 2019 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology and Best Microfiction 2019 (stories under 400 words). They will be joined by guest readers Clare Weze and Gary Duncan.

There will be an open mike – bring your own tiny stories (less than 250 words) – one story per reader.

And there will be the chance to win a flash fiction publication in our free ‘name in the hat’ draw.

Free Admission

For more information contact Meg Pokrass at

Meg Pokrass: flash fiction author, editor and teacher originally from California and now living in Cumbria. Author of a prose poetry collection, a novella and four flash fiction collections, including most recently Alligators at Night. Meg's work has appeared in over 350 literary magazines in print and online. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival UK, Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, 2019, and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review. Meg teaches ongoing flash fiction workshops both online and in person.

Barbara Renel: Flash Fiction Writer, Dancer, Teacher, Performer based in North Cumbria. Winner of a number of flash fiction competitions, her work has appeared in print and online including Noon (Arachne Press), The Dawntreader (Indigo Dreams), The Bath Flash Fiction Festival Anthology 1 (AdHoc Fiction), Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Spelk, FlashFlood Journal,, Structo, A3 Review.

Clare Weze is a Bridport Prize shortlistee and a Northern Writers’ Award-winner. Her work has been published by Aesthetica, Ad Hoc Fiction, Bare Fiction, Best Microfiction 2019, Bridge House, Commonword, The Conglomerate, Reflex Fiction, Riptide (forthcoming) and Wonderbox. Her background is in science (plus a little bit of hairdressing from an earlier life), and she is represented by The Good Literary Agency.

Gary Duncan is a freelance writer and editor based in Northumberland. His stories have appeared in Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, 100 Word Story, New Flash Fiction Review, Fictive Dream, Train Lit, Gravel, and The Cabinet of Heed, among others, and are forthcoming in Unbroken Journal and Ellipsis Zine. His flash fiction collection, You’re Not Supposed to Cry, is available from Vagabond Voices.